MONTH DAX Function (Date and Time)

Returns a number from 1 (January) to 12 (December) representing the month.


MONTH ( <Date> )
Parameter Attributes Description

A date in datetime format.

Return values

Scalar A single integer value.

An integer number indicating the number of the month.


If the argument is a string, it is translated into a datetime value using the same rules applied by the DATEVALUE function.

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--  Extract date parts from a date
    TOPN ( 10, VALUES ( 'Date'[Date] ), 'Date'[Date], ASC ),
    "Year",    YEAR    ( 'Date'[Date] ),     
    "Quarter", QUARTER ( 'Date'[Date] ),
    "Month",   MONTH   ( 'Date'[Date] ),    
    "Day",     DAY     ( 'Date'[Date] )         
ORDER BY 'Date'[Date]
Date Year Quarter Month Day
2005-01-01 2,005 1 1 1
2005-01-02 2,005 1 1 2
2005-01-03 2,005 1 1 3
2005-01-04 2,005 1 1 4
2005-01-05 2,005 1 1 5
2005-01-06 2,005 1 1 6
2005-01-07 2,005 1 1 7
2005-01-08 2,005 1 1 8
2005-01-09 2,005 1 1 9
2005-01-10 2,005 1 1 10

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Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.


Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.


This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.


A volatile function may return a different result every time you call it, even if you provide the same arguments. Click to read more.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.


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